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This page and its annex describes, in trivial terms, the physics of magnetic fields and the history of its discovery. Included is the work of Halley, Oersted, Ampere and Maxwell. It also describes a way of demonstrating it  in the classroom, using a vu-graph projector. Later sections #5, #5a and #6 extend this to magnetic field lines and electromagnetism.
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© 2001 David P. Stern
Ampere, Edmond Halley, Hans Oersted, Maxwell
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: What is Magnetism?

People not familiar with magnetism often view it as a somewhat mysterious property of specially treated metals.

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Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: What is Magnetism?

This page is a great tutorial for students and/or teachers who want to know more about magnetic fields.

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